Riverwood’s Mission

Our Mission at Riverwood is to improve health by providing high quality, compassionate and personalized care. Riverwood hospital serves Aitkin County and surrounding communities in north central Minnesota, with full service primary care clinics in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor. At Riverwood Healthcare, you can expect top quality medical care delivered by a team of caring healthcare professionals.

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About our Facility

Riverwood Healthcare Center ranks among the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the USA, for both 2017 and 2018. As a trusted leader for the communities it serves, Riverwood is proud to deliver high quality medicine from a team of caring and highly skilled healthcare professionals.

We offer healthcare services for every stage of life, from birth to end of life, including:

Aitkin Community Hospital, d.b.a. Riverwood Healthcare Center, opened its doors in 1955, thanks to many local residents coming together  to invest in better health for all. Our founders’ passion for caring for the health of our people and our community continues strong today.

Your health is our top priority. Together, we will make your patient experience the best it can be.

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  • 25-Bed Critical Access Hospital
  • Top Quality Medical Care in the Region
  • Wide Range of Specialty Care
  • Extensive List of Healthcare Providers
  • Level III Trauma Center
  • Comprehensive Advanced Life Support Hospital
  • Level I Heart Attack Program
  • Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™
The Latest News

The Aitkin Community Hospital, Inc., dba Riverwood Healthcare Center, will host its annual meeting on May 19 at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom with participants signing in remotely via phone or computer. Riverwood will present an overview of the finances for the organization and its operations along with updates on COVID-19, kidney dialysis center, the new […]

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Riverwood Healthcare Center continues to offer testing for COVID-19 at its Aitkin and McGregor locations. With a limited amount of test supplies, Riverwood is giving priority for testing to those who have COVID-19-like symptoms and meet these criteria: 1) Over age 65, 2) Living in or recently in congregate care (e.g. nursing homes, assisted living), […]

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Dr. Paul Severson, General Surgeon and Chief of Surgery at Riverwood Healthcare Center, was interviewed about elective surgeries reopening on KKIN Radio’s Community Connections program on May 12, 2020. LISTEN TO FULL INTERVIEW “We are happy to bring elective surgeries back to Riverwood,” Dr. Severson said. ”Per Governor Walz’s order allowing elective surgeries to resume […]

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